Definition:• a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content
Fiction: something invented by the imagination or feigned,specifically, an invented story.Fairy Tales Epics• Features magic or • Story of a quest fantastic characters • Features “Hero”• Moral based • Good vs. Evil• Archetypical characters
Non-Fiction:the branch of literature comprising works of narrative prosedealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon factsand reality.Essays Biographies and Memoirs• Makes a point • Tells of true events• Written to address an • Told in the past tense audience • Details the life of an• Structured individual
Other Genres of Fiction• Science Fiction• Fantasy• Novel• Romance• Short Fiction• Westers
Can you name some familiarScience Fiction titles?
What is your favorite?• Star Wars• The Time Machine• Dune• …?
Poetry A literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm
We have all heard poetry like this… There was an old man from PeruWho dreamt he was eating his shoe. He awoke in a fright In the middle of the night And found it was perfectly true.
But have you heard poetry like this? I peeled my orangeThat was so bright againstThe gray of DecemberThat, from some distance,Someone might have thoughtI was making a fire in myhands.
Poetry Comes in Many GenresEpicLimerickHaikuBlues Poem SonnetSo many, many more!